Finally…snow is headed to much of Connecticut this weekend! You don’t need to be a kid to get outside and bask in the white fluff! Why not give snowshoeing a try? Enjoy the picturesque backdrop of nature in New England while engaging in a low impact cardio workout.
"Snowshoeing is the best bang-for-your-buck, fat-burning workout in winter," according to Dr. Ray Browning of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado's Health Science Center and Vail Mountain Man champion. "It's an exceptional way to achieve cardiovascular fitness, expend energy and reduce your chance of heart disease; plus it's low cost, easily mastered and fun."
According to two independent studies conducted by Ball State University and the University of Vermont, snowshoers can burn between 420-1000 calories per hour. Here are some snowshoeing trails near Hartford CC courtesy of AllTrails.com:
|Hillstead Museum Trails||EASY||4||Farmington, Connecticut|
|Buckingham Reservoir Trail||EASY||4||Glastonbury, Connecticut|
|Risley Pond Blue Blaze Trail||MODERATE||4.5||Manchester Land Conservation Trust Property|
|South Windsor Wildlife Sanctuary Loop||EASY||3.5||South Windsor, Connecticut|
|Talcott Mountain Trail||MODERATE||4.5||Talcott Mountain State Park|
|West Hartford Reservoir Loop||EASY||4||West Hartford, Connecticut|
Please visit AllTrails.com for more information about the trails at https://www.alltrails.com/us/connecticut/snowshoeing